Alberta announced its commitment to enhance the protection of the Castle Area

Adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park and part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem; the Castle area is internationally recognized as an important, biologically diverse ecosystem critical to connecting protected areas along Alberta’s Southern Rocky Mountains. In the 2015 election, government made a commitment to enhance the protection of the Castle area, and the […]

AEF & Equine Guelph partner to launch The Horse Portal

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is partnering with Equine Guelph on The Horse Portal to provide its members short, easily-accessible online training programs to stay up-to-date with the latest information on equine care and welfare. The inaugural short courses are ‘Equine Welfare – Canada’s Code’ and ‘Equine Biosecurity – Canada’s standard’. They will be offered March […]

AFAC – General Call for Nominations

2017 AFAC Awards of Distinction The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction were initiated in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare. These individuals or organizations work hard to advance the mandate of AFAC and the welfare of livestock in Alberta. They apply new, […]

Continued Help for Equine Families Affected by the Fort McMurray Wild Fires

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is sending 1,500 bales of hay to Fort McMurray on December 16, 2016 to help support Fort McMurray equine owners through the winter. The hay will help alleviate some of the feed costs over the winter months, but also replace hay that was lost in the fires. The price of […]

2016 Live Outside The Box Winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 Live Outside The Box Winners! Highest Number of Hours of Horse Time Sierra Paterson Age 15 Nessa Ingram Age 14 Tyne Alliban Age 9 Highest Number of Healthy Servings Rayla McKinnon Age 11 Aspen Norman Age 14 Calla Van Beurden Age 8 Highest Number of Hours of Outdoor Activities Hannah Carlson Age […]

Message from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

On October 18, 2016 a letter was sent to all veterinarians through the A.B.V.M.A. (Alberta Veterinary Medical Association) regarding recent phone calls that had been received from horse owners who had heard that there may be a case of neurotropic equine herpes virus (nEHV-1) at a stable in Alberta. After Alberta Agriculture and Forestry contacted […]

EIA National Working Group Report

  The report below outlines the work of the EIA National Program Working Group through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and outlines their recommendations for the development of a future EIA disease control program in Canada. Implementation details including zone location, which movements will require mandatory testing, permitting, and enforcement will be developed during the […]